Constantine explains the lunacy of the quest for utopian societies. Burkasrugly
Since the beginning of time people have dreamed of a perfect society. Those of
us who have been on the planet for a while realize the folly of a utopian society. How can highly imperfect people construct a perfect society? If you accept the premise that the human race is extremely flawed the pipe dream of utopia vanishes.
Most utopian movements are relatively innocuous. It is only when you marry a violent ideology to the quest for perfection that serious, deadly repercussions occur. Unfortunately, at least three such movements have arisen since 1917. All three movements have believed if you eliminated a certain class of human beings utopia would materialize out of the mist of human history. The consequences have proven to be horrific!
First there was the advent of Marxism (Communism). The central tenet of communism was that the capitalists exploited the working class. So purges have always been the hallmark of communist societies. Kill the capitalists, the peasants who refused to collectivize, the so-called counter-revolutionaries and anyone else who stood in the way of the workers’ paradise (utopia). Expediency became more important than principle. Religion was just the opiate of the masses. As Dostoevsky realized fifty years earlier when God was dead, everything was permitted. Between the Soviet Union and Red China over 80 million human beings were sacrificed on the altar of the Workers’ Paradise. Now Communism is dead and God still lives. But millions were hideously tortured and killed, for what reason? Thank goodness Communism is now on the garbage heap of history.
The next utopian society to emerge was Fascism. Although Italy, Japan and Germany
were all practitioners of fascism, it was Nazi Germany that set the evil standard of what tyrannies could really become. Hitler boasted that his Third Reich (utopia again) would endure a thousand years. In reality it last lasted a mere twelve. Connected with this vision of the Third Reich was the concept of the Master Race. If only social undesirables (the weak, the retarded, the Slavs, the Poles, the Russians, the Gypsies and especially the Jews) could be eliminated a purified Aryan people would be the Nazi ideal of the Third Reich. Forty million people perished in World War II. Half of them were innocent civilians. At least six million Jews died in the death camps victims of starvation, bullets and finally assembly line death from cyanide gas. Hitler’s delusional dream ended with a bullet to his own brain in the Fuhrer Bunker deep beneath Berlin in the last days of the War. If he had just committed suicide twelve years earlier he would have saved the world untold misery and suffering.
You would have thought that we might have learned our lesson from the tyrannies of the Twentieth Century. But barely sixty years later, we are facing history’s most frightening utopian scheme, the Caliphate. Political Islam is hell bent on world domination. Violence induced conversion is their methodology. Subjugation of all other religious adherents is their aim. And the adoption of full strength Sharia is their goal. Sharia is a barbaric 7th Century legal code that allows the killing of apostates, homosexuals, women, infidels (Kafirs) and other opposed to the rule of Islam by stoning, decapitation, crucifixition, mutilation and hanging. It is only when Allah is recognized by Muslim and Kafir alike, when Sharia is implemented for Muslim and Kafir alike, and the Caliphate becomes the world government for Muslim and Kafir alike, that we will arrive at the Age of Islam, utopia, at last. If the events in Norway are a precursor to utopia, count me out. I will fight Islamic sharia, dominance, and yes, the Caliphate as long as God gives me breath.
Emil Brunner, a great Christian theologian of the mid 20th Century, once remarked,
“Every time man tries to create a heaven on earth, he ends up by creating hell on earth.” This is a warning in regards to the unmitigated evil of radical, political Islam.
In hoc signo,